Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause a range of illnesses, including the common cold to more severe disease. Currently, a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is spreading across the globe, causing a new coronavirus disease, or COVID-19. Here's what to know about the novel coronavirus, including the disease's symptoms, transmission, and severity.

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